Economic imperialism

Voices from the Edge: Is the party really over? Alberta Street Last Thursday.

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Thu, 08/19/2010

Is the party really over?  JoAnne and Dave discussed Alberta Street Last Thursday in NE Portland.

The conversation doesn't end when the program does. You can join in additional discussion of the week's issue on our blog at kboo.fm/voicesfromtheedge (click on the "blog" tab). You'll find additional information, important links, comments from other listeners and commentary from Jo Ann and Dave. Have a question for our guests, but can't call in during the program? Post your questions on line so we can make them a part of the Voices discussion.

54:16 minutes (49.69 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/31/10

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Tue, 08/31/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe examine the billionaire backers of the Tea Party movement.

The Teabaggers -- noisy, bigoted and ignorant, but basically harmless, right? And if we're lucky, they'll hijack the Republican Party and nominate a bunch of un-electable loons. The best thing the Teabaggers can do is to keep making asses of themselves in public.

But what if they have friends in high places? A bombshell article by Jane Mayer in the New Yorker paints a vivid portrait of two such highly-placed friends. David and Charles Koch, the patriarch sublings of Koch Industries, are philanthropists of note -- and also deep-pocketed backers of the Tea Party and other conservative causes. Abe and Joe delve into the New Yorker piece and discuss the role of big money in today's discourse.

Tri-Met: What's Good, What's Bad, What's Different Lately, and What's Needed NOW?

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Tue, 08/24/2010

 Hosted by Abe Proctor and Joe Uris

Today, we'll debate the merits of TriMet, Portland's much-ballyhooed public transit system.

55:19 minutes (25.33 MB)

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/24/10

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Tue, 08/24/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Abe and Joe debate the merits of TriMet, Portland's much-ballyhooed public transit system.

Portland! Such a livable city! So easy to get around! Well, maybe not. With the discontinuation of decades of service to stops in a NW Portland neighborhood, Abe and Joe discuss whether Portland's public transportation system is making the grade.

The Abe and Joe Talk Radio Show on 08/17/10

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Tue, 08/17/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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Joe returns from vacation to join Abe in taking a snapshot of the body politic.

It's summer. It's hot, it's sticky, and an election looms in November. What can we expect? Nearly halfway through President Obama's first term, what is the state of the American zeitgeist? Has the president delivered on his promise of hope and change? Are the Teabaggers worth taking seriously (no, really ...)? Have we shrugged off the toxic malaise of the Bush Years? What can we expect on Election Day?

And perhaps most importantly, do Abe and Joe have anything worth saying?

Voices from the Edge on 08/12/2010

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Fri, 08/13/2010

This week Mayor Adams and other officials announced support for an "iconic" ten-lane bridge across the Columbia River.

What does the community really need?

Dave and JoAnne talked with members of the Third Bridge Now project about an alternative, they say relieves traffic congestion while preserving neighborhood livability and safety.

 

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54:11 minutes (49.6 MB)

Rise of South American Left Governments

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Mon, 08/09/2010

Bill talks with Mark Weisbrot about radical South American politics and the new film he co-wrote with Oliver Stone, South of the Border. Mark has us look to South American populism, the empowerment of working-people over the claims of Capital and strengthening of the State as relevant to thinking about political transformation in the US.

 

19:01 minutes (8.71 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 08/12/10

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Thu, 08/12/2010 - 8:00am - 9:00am
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What bridge does the community need on the Columbia River? A conversation with the Third Bridge Proj

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What bridge does the community need on the Columbia River? A conversation with the Third Bridge Project

Gay Rights in California and Net Neutrality in America

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Tue, 08/10/2010

 Hosted by Abe Proctor.  (Joe Uris is _still_ on vacation, the Bum!)

 

Every now and then, we get one right. The 9th Circuit Court overturns California's gay marriage ban.

 

55:10 minutes (25.25 MB)

Voices from the Edge on 08/05/2010

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Thu, 08/05/2010

This week on Voices from the Edge, Jo Ann and Dave looked at the good and bad news of the week. Topics discussed included: federal funds being made available to Oregon to address budget shortfalls and whether those dollars will reach the people who really are in need; the impact of the new president of the Portland Police Association; shortcomings and risks with new assistance being offered to homeowners facing foreclosure; and missed economic development opportunities in emerging technologies.

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55:23 minutes (50.7 MB)
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